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John Charles Hugar Ii

July 26, 1946 — December 4, 2022

John Charles Hugar II of Hendersonville, TN
July 26, 1946 – December 4, 2022
Proceeded in death by son John C. Hugar III, father SMG. John “Charles” Hugar Sr. and mother Melissa J. Hugar (McCoy).
Survived by loving wife of 57 years Sandra F. Hugar (Deason). Sister Lily A. Hugar of Rio Rancho, NM. Godson Carl McCoy II, several nieces and nephews and yellow lab Doodle.
John was born into a career military family in Ft. Knox, KY.  The Hugars were lucky to be stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia for over 9 years.  He participated on the Ft. Benning swim team, baseball team and archery.  He excelled in his tap dancing classes.
John was one of the youngest boys to earn the Eagle Scout Award in 1960.
He and his family moved to Nashville, TN. where he graduated Maple Wood Sr. High School. (Class of 64’) He attended Belmont University earning a BS in Business Management minoring in History. (Class of 68’) While at university he worked at Genesco as a mail clerk and in 1965 married his high school sweetheart Sandra. John and Sandra enjoyed the Nashville nightlife spending time dancing and cruising the Madison Shoney’s.
John and Sandy welcomed their son John-John who followed his father’s love of the great outdoors and his mother’s nurturing personality.
John spent a short time as an insurance agent with MetLife Insurance, until landing a job as a billing clerk at Roadway Trucking. Freight operations would be where John excelled…working his way up through the ranks at Roadway until becoming Terminal Manager.
All the while John was an avid outdoorsman and would pursue his true passion hunting and fishing, he left the trucking business and found success on Bass fishing circuits, fishing lakes across the southeast with partners Dee Withers, David Burns and Jerry Johnson.
John and his sister Lily were inseparable as children. Even with her successful career in the military and the travel required of her, they kept a very close relationship over the years and the miles. Reading the same books, arguing politics and absolutely loving each other and the beauty of nature.
John enjoyed everything outdoors! He was a self-proclaimed master backyard pepper and tomato gardener, he also had a knack with peonies, five o’clocks and succulents.
He was an Atlanta Braves and Nascar fan and enjoyed collecting arrowheads, duck bands and turkey spurs. He was in the woods or on the water at every opportunity, sharing his immense knowledge of the outdoors with countless others.
John took up golf later in life and like every other endeavor he pursued…He became good at it and met many new friends along the way.
John exercised his mind and body everyday by working the Tennessean newspaper puzzles, riding his stationary bike and walking greenways.
The Lord brought John home while preparing to set out on a deer hunt with one of his closest friends Daniel Boone. But was reunited with those loved ones and friends that have gone on before him.
A lot can be learned from the life of John C. Hugar II, love the Lord, love your family, love your friends, love your dogs, share your knowledge, love the time you’re given and try every day to meet your maker doing all of the above.

Celebration of life forthcoming.

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